A British War Medal to a Battle of Jutland KIA
(268128 H.S. READ. C.E.R.A.I. R.N.)Naming is officially impressed, VF. Footnote: (Chief Engine Room Artificer Class 1) Henry Spencer Read was 42 when he was killed at the Battle of Jutland aboard HMS Ardent, Destroyer. HMS Ardent was an Acasta-class destroyer, the seventh Royal Navy ship to bear the name and was launched in 1913. She joined the 4th Destroyer Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of the First World War. She was sunk on June 1, 1916 during the Battle of Jutland by secondary fire from the German dreadnought SMS Westfalen. The wrecksite is designated as a protected place under the Protection of Military Reamins Act 1986.